The intent of this article is to promote the state's fundamental right to provide for the public health, welfare, and safety of its citizens. Most people think sexual predators are scary-looking and creepy. The sex offender registry will provide law enforcement with the tools needed in investigating criminal offenses. F If an offender receives a pardon for the offense for which he was required to register, the offender must reregister as provided by Section and may not be removed from the registry except: Children and parents need to know and to understand that anyone can be a sexual predator, no matter how "normal" they appear. Getting your kids to share serves as a building block for times when your child needs to discuss pressing issues like sex and sexual abuse. G If an offender files a petition for a writ of habeas corpus or a motion for a new trial pursuant to Rule 29 b , South Carolina Rules of Criminal Procedure, based on newly discovered evidence, the offender must reregister as provided by Section and may not be removed from the registry except: Children are less intimidated and more likely to discuss issues and topics in their lives with an open and supportive environment. Statistics show that sex offenders often pose a high risk of re-offending. Promulgation of regulations. This free online eBook includes vital statistics, how to tell if a predator is victimizing a child, and social media and cyber-bullying. Notwithstanding this legitimate state purpose, these provisions are not intended to violate the guaranteed constitutional rights of those who have violated our nation's laws. A Any person, regardless of age, residing in the State of South Carolina who in this State has been convicted of, adjudicated delinquent for, pled guilty or nolo contendere to an offense described below, or who has been convicted, adjudicated delinquent, pled guilty or nolo contendere, or found not guilty by reason of insanity in any comparable court in the United States, or a foreign country, or who has been convicted, adjudicated delinquent, pled guilty or nolo contendere, or found not guilty by reason of insanity in the United States federal courts of a similar offense, or who has been convicted of, adjudicated delinquent for, pled guilty or nolo contendere, or found not guilty by reason of insanity to an offense for which the person was required to register in the state where the conviction or plea occurred, shall be required to register pursuant to the provisions of this article. Actor includes individuals who supervise inmate labor details outside of an institution or who have supervisory responsibility for offenders on parole, probation, or other community supervision programs. A The registry is under the direction of the Chief of the State Law Enforcement Division SLED and shall contain information the chief considers necessary to assist law enforcement in the location of persons convicted of certain offenses. Registry; contents and purpose; cross-reference alias names. A person who has been convicted, adjudicated delinquent, pled guilty or nolo contendere, or found not guilty by reason of insanity in any court in a foreign country may raise as a defense to a prosecution for failure to register that the offense in the foreign country was not equivalent to any offense in this State for which he would be required to register and may raise as a defense that the conviction, adjudication, plea, or finding in the foreign country was based on a proceeding or trial in which the person was not afforded the due process of law as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and this State.